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Panel

Date:
13th century
Geography:
Egypt, Cairo
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Wood; carved, inlaid with ivory
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm) W. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm) D. 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
Classification:
Wood
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.236.26
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
This panel is one of five of identical design (07.236.26, 07.236.28, 07.236.29, 07.236.30, 07.236.46); a carved ivory plaque, inlaid into wood and framed by thin strips of ivory and wood. The carving on the plaque consists of an intertwined floral scroll overlaid by a beaded cartouche terminating in a bud. Originally, there would have been more panels, arranged around a central plaque in the shape of a star or a half-star.
A. Beaudry Collection ; [ Panayotis Kitycas, Cairo, until 1907; sold to Albert M. Lythgoe for MMA]
Atil, Esin. Renaissance of Islam : Art of the Mamluks. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981. no. 104.



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